Job: Grant Writer
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: a2j828v0um3g
Title: Grant Writer
Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers. We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 28 outpatient health centers in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert, and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong “Hospitality” culture. Our organization has over 800 employees and serves 82,000 patients in the Pikes Peak & East Central Plains region. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
Job Summary (Essential Functions)
Position is responsible for researching, preparing and submitting all types of grant applications, including but not limited to Private Foundations, Corporate Organizations, Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA); State Contracts with Colorado Departments of Public Health and Environment and/or Health Care Policy and Financing; or Community Development Block Grants. As appropriate, the Grant Writer coordinates and attends planning and implementation meetings for grant funded projects. The Grant Writer needs to develop and maintain in-depth working knowledge of relevant funding agency policies and guidelines, coordinating participation on technical assistance opportunities by all appropriate internal stakeholders as necessary. The Grant Writer is also responsible for developing and submitting all required reporting and other supporting documentation on funded grants and contracts.
Supervision received: Director of Grants Development
Education: Four-degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or similar area preferred.
Work Experience: Minimum 2 years' experience developing grant proposals, including budget presentations, is required. Once technical writing experience may be considered. Specific experience with governmental grants/contracts preferred. Experience writing for health-related fields preferred. GPC credential, or work toward examination, is desirable.
Cognitive Skills (Language, Math, Reasoning Ability): Ability to express ideas clearly, effectively, and persuasively, both orally and in writing; strong research, analysis and critical thinking skills; ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic and team-based environment; creativity; strong project management skills; highly organized with an ability to effectively maneuver between multiple program planning demands; maintains a professional demeanor at all times.
Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office - including Work, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer and keyboarding skills required. Experience with SharePoint preferred. Ability to learn required online submission and reporting software. Knowledge of Donor Perfect recommended.
Other Skills: Must be innovative, detail oriented, self-motivated and professional. Ability to develop and deliver presentations and facilitate meetings with multiple internal and community partners.
Certificates & Licenses: n/a
Frequent standing and walking, occasional long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements, and frequent fine motor skills. Looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time, hearing within normal range. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace an an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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